South America Galapagos Islands Land Tour

Galapagos Island Hopper

The Galapagos Island Hopper is a 5- or 7-day lodge-based Galapagos adventure that allows you to travel in comfort between islands by small plane and speedboat while spending each evening on land in some of the finest boutique hotels in the Galapagos.

Enjoy active days exploring Isabela, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal—hiking, biking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. The activity and ability to stay on land makes this a great option within our Galapagos family tours. This trip can be customized with optional scuba diving at added cost. Learn more about Galapagos diving.

Visit Isabela Island’s primordial volcanic terrain, Santa Cruz Island’s exuberant flora and fauna and San Cristobal Island’s varied landscapes and rich history. Immerse yourself in the incredible scenery and close encounters with Galapagos wildlife. Visit iconic visitor sites like the Santa Cruz Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Center, Interpretation Center, local coffee and chocolate businesses and more.

Along the way, enjoy unique Galapagos properties that collectively highlight Galapagos history, enjoy privileged locations, feature upscale cuisine and focus on sustainability initiatives. These properties include the Golden Bay Hotel & Spa on San Cristobal, the Angermeyer Waterfront Inn on Santa Cruz and the Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel on Isabela.

In addition to the main 7-day Galapagos Island Hopper itinerary, there is a 5-day Wildlife Discovery itinerary that showcases the highlights of Isabela, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal in 5 action-packed days.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Galapagos tours and Galapagos trips.